Sithembiso has over 15 years of experience in the maritime industry, having worked in many ports in South Africa, Europe and the Far East. In 2000, while working at Smit International BV, he was successful in buying out Pentow Marine during the unbundling of Safmarine Limited, which followed the demutualisation of Old Mutual Limited in 1999. Pentow Marine changed its name to Smit SA and subsequently to Smit Amandla Marine (SAM). In 2005 Sithembiso co-founded Mion Holdings, which now holds investments in
several companies, including a substantial interest in SAM. He has been in charge of all
the investing and M&A activity at Mion since its inception.